This week we looked at the seventh and final view of the atonement. This Substitution Theory states that the atonement is made on the Cross when Christ vicariously bore the exact penalty of His people, thereby placating the wrath of God and satisfying His righteousness. We compared and contrasted this with the other 6 views and found some compatibility. But the most complete answer is only when we understand Christ as our substitution and having paid the price for all our sins.
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– Class Discussion for Week 5
– Case Study #1
– Vocabulary Quiz #1
– Read: Systematic Theology, 709–719 (Chapter 35)
For Further Study:
- Vicarious Substitution
- What are the theories of the atonement?
- The Christian Teaching of Substitutionary Atonement
- Vicarious Atonement
On My Cross – Vicarious Atonement
The Atonement Debate
Sinclair Ferguson – Penal Substitution